What was the maximum effective range of the Paris Gun?

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The Paris Gun was a German long-range siege gun used to bombard Paris during World War I. The gun was capable of firing a 94 kilogram (210 lb) shell to a maximum altitude of 40 kilo­me­ters (25 miles, 131,000 ft). It was the first time for hu­man-­made object to reach strato­sphere.

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